Lullaby (SSA)

Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips
performance time approx 4 m 00s
Number 8 of 15 Ukrainian Christmas carols
Price code: B
Complexity: **

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This piece is part of the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA)
The next piece is Star of wonder
If you don't want to buy the whole set, then you can buy Lullaby individually using the link on this page.
The homely human aspect of the Nativity, expressed in a lullaby.

Ukrainian Christmas Carol for SSA voices a cappella, trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. No. 8 of a set of 15.

SATB version also available.



Sleep, my Jesus, sleep,
Jesus, fall asleep,
I will rock you all night long,
I will sing a little song,
Lully, rock-a-bye, lully.

Sleep, my baby, sleep,
Rest your head in sleep
In the arms of Mary mild,
Who enfolds her little child,
Lully, rockabye, lully.

Sleep my poor one, sleep,
Fold your arms and sleep.
Here comes Joseph on his feet
Bringing bread for you to eat,
Lully, rockabye, lully.

Sleep, my darling, sleep,
Close your eyes and sleep.
Do not ask about tomorrow,
Future pain and future sorrow,
Lully, rockabye, lully.

Sleep, my Jesus, sleep,
Take my heart, and sleep.
You bring peace to us on earth,
And in heaven, by your birth,
Lully, rockabye, lully.
Sleep, my Jesus, sleep.

words by Sheena Phillips

based on a translation of the original Ukrainian provided by Vladimir Morozov

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